Here is what is going on at the Web Marketing Association this April.
The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the 16th annual Call for Entries for its 2012 international WebAward Competition, the Internet's premier award competition that judges website development against an ever increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within 96 industries. The deadline for entry is May 31, 2012 and the competition Website is at www.webaward.org.
If you have participated in the past, you know the drill. If you are new to the WebAwards, here is your chance to reward the development team that works hard every day to create outstanding websites. Recognition is an important part of why you enter an award program and the WebAwards have been using the same format to adjudicate websites for 16 years, longer than any other organization on the Internet.
Entering is easy. Simply create a nominator account or log into an existing account from past years. This password protected area will allow you to enter multiple sites, edit the information up to when the judging begins and receive updates, results and feedback on your entries throughout the competition.
IAC Awards Winners Announcement
The Web Marketing Association announces the winners of its annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, an effort to honor excellence in online advertising and to recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for the best in Internet marketing. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition web site with a complete list of winners is located at www.IACAward.org.
2012 Best of Show Awards were awarded in each of the online medium categories. This year's winners are:
Top Agency Winners
The Web Marketing Association also recognizes the agency that shows consistent excellence in online advertising development by winning more IAC Awards than any of their peers in a single competition. Saatchi & Saatchi LA was recognized with the 2012 Top Agency Award, winning 17 IAC Awards. Their awards include 7 Best of Industry awards and 10 Outstanding awards.
Ten additional organizations were recognized as Outstanding Advertising Developers in the 2012 IAC Awards for winning 6 or more awards. They are:
AGENCY (number of awards
Free Stuff Drawings
Looking to avoid paying an entry fee for the WebAwards? Here is your chance! This month the Web Marketing Association is giving away a free entry fee (a $225 value) on our WMA Facebook Contest Page. All you need to do is like the page, submit your contact info and you are entered to win. The deadline for this drawing is April 30th.
Congratulations, to Chris George, Director of Digital Marketing at Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities CVA. He was selected to receive the full conference pass to ad:tech San Francisco from the Web Marketing Association! It was a great conference and he saw it all! He entered last month's conference drawing and won! Will you be next?
Another winner was Christina Zila, Director Communications of Textbroker. She entered on our Facebook Contest Page and walked away with a $50 AMEX Gift Card.
Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC)Awards - -- 2012 IAC Awards winners are announced. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who participated, especially our judges!
MobileWebAwards - -- 2012 MobileWebAwards Call for Entries has been extended until Friday April 13th. This is your final opportunity to get recognized for your mobile development talents.
WebAward Competition - The 2012 WebAward Competition Call for Entries has now begun. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2012.
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Now is the time to start planning for the Spring Internet marketing conferences. Here are a few of the conferences that the Web Marketing Association recommends:
Media Success Summit 2012
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